Poor or insufficient advice is known as professional negligence which occurs when a professional fails to carry out his or her duties to the required standard of care; this may result in a claim brought by a client, or, in certain circumstances the professional may be found to owe specific duties to third parties. A claim in professional negligence can be any of the following:

  • Contract breach
  • Duty of care breached
  • A breach of a fiduciary duty
  • A breach of a statutory duty

Our experienced lawyers are successful at bringing claims against many different professions. If you feel that a professional has been negligent, contact us today so we can advise you on whether you have a claim and whether we can help you to recover any losses you may have suffered.

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Our experts in professional negligence claims are based around Manchester and can provide advice and assistance to successfully claim for any poor or incorrect advice from a professional, that has led to a loss.

Your claim is evaluated.

When we assess your case, we’ll evaluate all the circumstances of your case and the consequences of your actions following any poor or incorrect advice. From this will discuss your case and the options for moving forward.

We negotiate your claim.

Once we’ve assessed your case, we’ll negotiate with the parties involved for a settlement for your losses from any negligence on their part. If a settlement isn’t reached outside of court, we can issue for court proceedings. However, the majority of cases do settle before trial.

Frequently Asked Questions For Professional Negligence

What exactly is professional negligence?

The service or advice you received was so bad that it fell below a reasonably acceptable standard for the trade, industry or profession. The negligence could be giving wrong or incomplete advice, missing limitation dates, under-settling for compensation claims of personal injury or medical negligence, not instructing appropriate experts in court proceedings or not following instructions or acting against your best interests.

How long do I have to make a professional negligence claim?

Usually, the applicable time limit in most professional negligence cases is three years from the date of the negligence. However, this can be extended when the negligence only becomes apparent at a later stage. If you are considering bringing a negligence claim against a professional, you should always act as swiftly as possible and seek legal advice on the relevant time limits for bringing a claim.

For a professional negligence claim, what professionals can I make a claim against?

A negligence claim can be made against individuals or companies that have expertise and skills in the services they provide. A professional could be (but is not limited to):

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Surveyors
  • Builders
  • Engineers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Architects
  • Accountants
  • IT Professionals

How do I know if I have a professional negligence claim?

If you have resulted in loss due to a professional’s negligence or incompetence, you could have a claim. It is important to note that with these claims, we would need to prove the loss incurred and that the professional breached their duty of care to you.

How much is a professional negligence claim worth?

The value of your claim can vary based on personal details and circumstances. Damages and loss would factor into how much you would be able to claim. At MJW Law, we can work with you to determine whether you have a case.

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